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A genius who redefined the art of mridangam playing

By Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi Centenary Notes: “Mani Iyer empowered his playing with pertinent pauses between powerful strokes” He was a musician of the century. An epoch maker who defined an era, undoubtedly. The art of mridangam playing reached its zenith with Palghat Mani Iyer’s comet-like entry into Carnatic music. It is not merely romantic but also […]

In their own voice – Music, pressure-cooked

By Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi Any art form evolves naturally only when the most important factor called time is not compressed. The experience of learning music must be beyond technical virtuosity or the number of compositions one learns, says Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi As a young girl, every single music class with my father and guru Lalgudi Jayaraman was […]